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  • Brunswick Christmas meal responds to community's hunger

    BRUNSWICK — The Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program opened its doors on Christmas this year for the first time in its 30-year year history, a recognition that hunger doesn't take a holiday.  But although it was open like any other day, the planned meal was anything but ordi...

  • Portland man charged in 2012 Yarmouth pharmacy burglary

    YARMOUTH — A Portland man was charged Tuesday with commiting a 2012 burglary of the pharmacy at the Hannaford Bros. store on U.S. Route 1. Police Lt. Dean Perry said Charles B. Gardner, 33, whose address was not disclosed, was charged with three Class C felonies for theft, burglary a...

  • Portland West End neighbors continue objections to Waynflete campus plan

    PORTLAND — The Planning Board Tuesday asked Waynflete School to defend its desire to expand further into the Western Promenade neighborhood. The board also heard from the city's corporation counsel about whether a competing overlay proposal from the Western Promenade Neighborhood ...

  • Cumberland’s draft Comp Plan headed to public hearing

    CUMBERLAND — A new draft Comprehensive Plan is being reviewed by the Planning Board before being sent to the Town Council for adoption later this year. The Planning Board will continue a public hearing on the document – more than three years in the making – at Town Hall at ...

  • State to host meeting on reconstruction of I-295 Exit 7 in Portland

    PORTLAND — The state's plan to widen the northbound and southbound ramps at Exit 7 of Interstate 295 will be the subject of a public hearing next week. The project is aimed at relieving traffic jams coming on and off of Franklin Arterial, but opponents say the state's plan could b...

  • Group links trails, communities while raising awareness of Presumpscot watershed

    FALMOUTH — A coalition that hopes within the next few years to have a contiguous trail in place joining Sebago Lake to Casco Bay has scheduled a public meeting next week to discuss ideas for the Falmouth-Portland portion of the project. The Sebago to the Sea Coalition represents m...

  • Open house at ecomaine

    Arlene Hall, 9, of Windham, tests the acidity of three water samples as Anne Hewes, ecomaine environmental manager, explains how the facility helps monitor water quality. The demonstration was one of several on Saturday, Oct. 10, during an open house at ecomaine's 240-acre landfill off outer Congres...

  • Cumberland councilors speak out against excise tax initiative

    CUMBERLAND — Town Council Chairman Ron Copp plans to draft a public letter stating the council's opposition to the proposed motor vehicle excise tax reduction and second so-called Taxpayer Bill of Rights on the Nov. 3 ballot. Several councilors on Monday evening spoke against the ex...

  • Parkside block party aims to build bridges toward a safer neighborhood

    PORTLAND — Several neighborhood organizations are pooling their expertise and resources to throw a block party on Oct. 17 for the city's Parkside residents. Saturday's party will take place from noon to 2:30 p.m. at Sherman and Mellen streets, next to the Sacred Heart/St. Dominic's Pa...

  • Yarmouth council opposes excise tax repeal

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council last week unanimously opposed Question 2 on the statewide referendum ballot, which would reduce the motor vehicle excise tax and provide tax exemptions for owning or buying new energy-efficient vehicles. In a letter to The Forecaster, councilors said p...